Early Decision

A strong applicant who is interested in applying only to the UMass Medical School School of Medicine may wish to submit an Early Decision application. An applicant who does not receive an offer of acceptance under the Early Decision Plan will automatically be considered with the general pool of candidates for possible acceptance at a later date.

Early Decision applications must be received by AMCAS by August 1 and complete in the Office of Admissions by September 1 of the year prior to matriculation.

MCAT results must be received by the Office of Admissions by September 1 to be considered for the Early Decision Plan. Applicants should schedule their MCAT exams in time for results to be received by our office by the deadline. Applicants must also list the last date that they will be taking the MCAT exam on the AMCAS application; additional MCAT results will be accepted for early decision applicants not selected for the Early Decision Plan.

Final decisions regarding Early Decision Plan acceptance will be made by October 1.

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